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What’s next?

Peace world! If you were in the northwest over the last two weeks, hopefully you had a chance to check out events connected with the NW Hip Hop Fest 3. The event was once again sponsored by radio station 107.1FM KZME, produced by Runaway Productions and featured 50 plus acts at two venues, The Ash Street Saloon and Kelly’s Olympin, over three nights. All of this was preceded by a kickoff event hosted by Skratchpad PDX held at the Blue Monk.

The event was a nice representation of what’s happening in the Portland hip hop scene right now showcasing conscious rappers, funk bands and those just out to have a party. It was also a great opportunity for networking as artists and media from different circles spent time exchanging contacts. It’ll be fun to see what collaborations are birthed from this.

It was also great to see the media coverage the event got not only from the main media sponsor KZME, but also from the Portland Mercury, the Willamette Week, The Skanner and some great photo and video footage from The Portland Observer.

Just prior to the fest, members of the local music community came together in support of MC Libretto. The night featured performances by The Rundown with MCs Destro Destructo, Easy McCoy and Th3ory Hazit, a solo set from the Doo Doo Funk King of Portland himself Mr. Tony Ozier, Libretto’s sister singer/songwriter Angela Davies, Lifesavas MC Vursatyl with Sly The Brown Hornet holding down his set and the night was topped off by MC Cool Nutz with DJ Fatboy. DJ Sneakers played some yet unreleased material from Libretto’s next album and the night overall was a pretty special event.

Check out the photos and video footage from the events and stay tuned for more events as we continue to grow the positive in this NW Hip Hop community.

Coming up next week on Welcome to the Neighborhood, MC Matty will be a guest in the studio with brand new material and maybe even an in-studio performance. I’ll also be debuting the new single from MC Bedoya and have a chance to talk to him about his latest project. Be sure to tune in to 107.1FM KZME from 8-10pm every Tuesday night so you don’t miss upcoming guests including Kyle Steckley, Farnell Newton, Luck-One and Chase Freemen. Also be sure to check out the blog at www.djklyph.com to connect with me and find out more about the new three7 LIMITED project coming soon.

Until next time,





NW Hip Hop Fest Lineup Announcement on Welcome to the Neighborhood

NW Hip Hop Fest Lineup Announcement Show on Welcome to the Neighborhood with DJ Klyph

  1. Serge Severe – Hunger Games (Prod. by Angel Morales) from Silver Novelist EP
  2. Chicharones – Burn It Down from Swine Flew
  3. Diction One – Life Live Us 12″ Singles
  4. Mic Crenshaw – Yeah from Under The Sun
  5. Eminent – Addict 12″ Single
  6. Raashan Ahmad – No Pain (prod. plukk.inn) 12″ Single
  7. Sapient – Blissless Yield Remix from Easters Volume One – Tusks!
  8. SlIMKID3 – Baby Don’t Take the Fun 12″ Single

Second Hour

  1. Interview with Jake Espi of We Out Here Magazine
  2. Luck-One & Dizz – Get. Your. Money. from Critical Mass
  3. Cool Nutz – Know God feat. Mistah Fab from PORTLAND NI$&A
  5. L Pro – I Am Remix by DJ RA from Vertigo (2012)
  6. Libretto – Congo Square from Gangsta Jazz

NW Hip Hop Fest Lineup Annoncement Show on WTTN Aug 2012 from DJ Klyph on Vimeo.

Welcome to the Neighborhood is back!

It’s been a minute, but I’m back LIVE on 107.1FM KZME with Welcome to the Neighborhood, still on Tuesday nights, but now airing from 7-9pm pacific and still bring you that local, local. One of the greatest advantage of airing live is better opportunities to interact with you, the listeners. But even better than that, it’s I get the chance to invite many of the artists you’ve been hearing on the show to come and hang out at the station. That way you get a peak behind the music, a look into the writing process, the production, how an artists prepares for performing, and a lot of times just some real cool stories.

I’ve been blessed to have local talent like Animal Farm, SlimKid3, Tony Ozier as well as folk just passing through like Spice1, Kev Brown and LMNO. Label owners like Kenny Fresh of Fresh Selects, promoters like Anthony Sanchez of Runaway Productions, Magazine owner The Kid Espi, record store owner DJ KEZ – the list goes on. I’m looking forward to inviting more artists on to share with you there music and their stories.

On February 7th, Destro Destructo of Oldominion is scheduled to stop by as we continue to showcase the monthly offering of the project produced by CashFlow (R.I.P). Then on February 21st, a special guest will be stopping by to share a new project that has the potential to take this NW movement to a whole-notha-level. On February, local MC and producer Tope of Living Proof and TxE will be by to talk about his upcoming release and his new label, then the following week Epp, a second 1/3 of TxE will be by to talk about his next project. And that’s only the beginning. I’m also looking forward to having J-Ritz and Saywords, Cool Nutz, DJ O.G. One and so many more.

Welcome to the Neighborhood on KZME is a show about local artists for the entire community, so hit me up on the Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/WTTNRadio of on Twitter @djklyph and let me know who you’d like to hear from.

If you are local artist looking for airplay, check out the KZME website for info on how to submit music at http://www.kzme.fm/musician-info/.

Until next time, be blessed.